Tom Robinson

Partner, Health & Life Sciences Practice, Oliver Wyman
Tom Robinson is a San Francisco-based Partner at Oliver Wyman. He advises boards and senior executives regarding strategic topics in insurance and the evolving healthcare landscape. He also serves as the firm's San Francisco Metro Leader, responsible for growing our engagement with the local business community.

An avid general aviation pilot with an engineering background, Tom brings a pragmatic, quantitative approach to setting strategy and transforming the healthcare industry.

I started out in financial services and saw the opportunity to apply the lessons I learned working with bank and insurance company leaders to healthcare. There’s so much healthcare can learn from outside. I love bringing the latest ideas and bumping them up against organizational reality to push traditional limits on what can be achieved.

Tom’s knack for strategic thinking helps new organizations get off the ground, mend broken processes, and drive meaningful cultural changes that help both individual companies and the greater healthcare industry thrive and flourish.  He particularly enjoys building and launching businesses with his clients, from payer-provider joint ventures to digital start-ups and new insurance lines.

Creating integration and breaking down silos across healthcare is essential. I’ve worked on a dozen new partnerships and business over the last couple of years and get great satisfaction from seeing the design all the way through to launch and ultimately the creation of better experiences for customers.

Tom speaks often about his views on the business of transforming healthcare in national publications including The New York Times.  He’s also a regular contributor of articles and podcasts to Oliver Wyman Health.